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The Health Promotion Research Center, housed in the UW Department of Health Services, has an excellent opportunity for a Full-Time, Temporary Research Coordinator to support and coordinate project management activities for a 12-month project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase demand for COVID-19 vaccines in our region.
The Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) is one of 26 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPRC conducts community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults, particularly those most at risk of health disparities. Our projects include research and program dissemination in the areas of older adult physical activity and mental health, cancer prevention and control, and workplace health promotion.
The responsibilities of this position include coordinating all activities related to the three cores of the project: community-engagement, communications, and access to vaccines. The Research Coordinator will coordinate and participate in community meetings and events that promote and advance the project’s goals, and will support quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analysis, and the distribution of data findings. This position will also coordinate students applying for and completing internships and volunteer opportunities with the project.
The Research Coordinator will support and coordinate communications with community partners, team members, and HPRC leadership; post-award administrative and fiscal activities; the establishment and maintenance of the team’s work management platforms; managerial and technical support for emergent activities for the project; and the documentation of milestones, challenges, and success stories. In collaboration with the project’s Research Scientist, the Research Coordinator will also provide support with Institutional Review Board applications, literature reviews, instrument development, and building data collection systems in REDCap.
Housed in the UW School of Public Health, the Department of Health Services is a dynamic academic and research department with the mission of working with partners in public health and health care to prepare leaders, design solutions, and conduct innovative research that is translated into practice and policy. The Department is steadfast in its efforts to improve and promote the health of all populations, and staff contribute daily and directly to the work of faculty, students, researchers and other staff, providing support and expertise to the Department's common cause.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Coordinate and participate in the design and implementation of the project, including managing timelines and coordinating the allocation of resources •Collaborate with the research team, and engage project partners as appropriate, on the development and dissemination of project materials, including communication and evaluation materials •Conduct data collection activities, such as fielding surveys and qualitative interviews and focus groups; code qualitative data; prepare reports of the findings •Coordinate and participate in investigator, research project team, and partner meetings; develop agendas and track action items •Coordinate communication with project team, center and department fiscal and administrative staff, students, and local and national partners, which may include state agencies, health departments, and academic/research organizations •Coordinate community events and participation of research team, students, and community partners •Develop and submit Institutional Review Board applications, and ensure compliance with human subjects requirements •Prepare and collaborate on manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations •Complete other duties as assigned
Minimum Required Qualifications:
•Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, or related field •At least one year of experience in the field of public health with specific experience in community-based participatory research and health promotion •Experience working with non-English speaking communities •Emotionally intelligent and effective at building constructive interpersonal relationships with people from diverse ethnic/racial, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds •Professional experience coordinating projects with multiple project team members, including exercising sound judgment to address challenging situations with creativity; work experience should reflect dependability, flexibility, patience, creativity, and accountability •Highly organized and attentive to detail; ability to balance multiple demands simultaneously under time constraints •Experience working independently and proactively with limited supervision and as part of a team •Demonstrated research skills, in both qualitative and quantitative methods (design, implementation, and analysis) •Experience with REDCap, Atlas.ti and/or statistical software, e.g. SPSS, Stata •Experience reviewing existing research, literature, and resources and ensure the project team is aware of the latest information and guidance •Excellent written and oral communication skills •Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint •Prepared to serve as a representative of an organization committed to collegial professionalism
•Professional work experience in the field of public health •Educational emphasis in community-based public health practice •Demonstrated presentation skills, both with and without PowerPoint •Experience preparing and managing the UW human subjects/Institutional Review Board process
This position is expected to work evenings and weekends when necessary to meet deadlines. Work time may be split between multiple office and research locations.
Most employees at the University are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Once the University allows employees to return to the workplace, this position is expected to be performed on site at the UW Seattle Campus and other site-specific locations. Continued remote work may be negotiable.
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